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Stumbling Stones Osannstraße 4

These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Efraim Schäfer (born 1887, murdered in Buchenwald on 25-3-1942)
Margot Schäfer (born 1926, faith unknown)
Irmgard Schäfer (born 1923, murdered in Auschwitz on 28-8-1943)

The small brass plaques, in the pavement in front of houses of which the (mostly Jewish) residents were persecuted or murdered by the Nazis, mention the name, date of birth and place (mostly a concentration camp) and date of death.

In many other cities, mainly in Germany but also in other European countries, the memorials also can be found. There are already many thousands of these plaques and their number is still counting. Almost all Stolpersteine are laid by the German artist himself, Gunter Demnig.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: TracesOfWar.com

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